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Catholic women decorate First Lady as “Mother Theresa of Today”

Catholic women decorate First Lady as “Mother Theresa of Today”

| On 09, Oct 2014

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan was on Wednesday decorated as “Mother Theresa of Today’’ by the Ladies of St. Mulumba (LSM) of the Catholic Church of Nigeria.

Jonathan was decorated because of the humanitarian works done through her pet project, the Women for Change and Development Initiative (W4CDI).

Chief Ngor Nwachukwu, the President of LSM, decorated the first lady when she led its members on a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

“W4CDI has recorded positive changes in the society; there is a strong wind of change blowing off poverty, disease, hunger.

“And bringing along empowerment and sustaining hope for women in particular and to all in general.”

Nwachukwu, who also commended the first lady for her support to the president, described her role as a “family model’’ in line with the advocacy of Pope Francis.

In her remark, Jonathan commended them for their visit, saying it was a sign of solidarity and support, especially for the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.

She also thanked the group for its acknowledgment of her “modest contributions to the society with this decoration as Mother Theresa of Today.

“It was Mother Theresa of old who said `being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody I think that is a much greater hunger, a greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat’.

“This saying has been my propelling force for the advocacy and policy dialogue to enhance the status of women in the society.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta; 1986 at a public pr...

Mother Teresa of Calcutta; 1986 at a public pro-life meeting in Bonn, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Giving hope to the despaired, relief for the sick, training and empowerment for youths and women.’’

Jonathan reiterated the need to imbibe peace in their daily endeavours.

“As wives, mothers and sisters, we have important roles to play in moving Nigeria forward on the path of peace and development.

“As mothers and role models, we owe it a duty to our families and our nation to build our homes as well as the needed change in our communities,’’ she said.

Other past decorations on the first lady included Epitome of Justice and Peace, Phenomenal Woman of Substance, Dorcas and Esther of Old, among others.

The LSM, which was established in 1978, has more than 10,000 members across the country.(NAN)

Incase you do not know who the real Mother Theresa is;

So many of us may not know the true and original Mother Teresa. We have since put up few information about her. “She is HUMANITY”.

Mother Teresa said “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.”

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”
“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work”.

“There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.

President Ronald Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony, 1985

President Ronald Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony, 1985

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)

Small of stature, rocklike in faith, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was entrusted with the mission of proclaiming God’s thirsting love for humanity, especially for the poorest of the poor. “God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be His love and His compassion to the poor.” She was a soul filled with the light of Christ, on fire with love for Him and burning with one desire: “to quench His thirst for love and for souls.” – source

Read the Biography of Mother Theresa courtesy wikipedia